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Great Events of the Century

The twentieth century is filled with events that shaped it, but there are a number of them that had an extreme influence. Learn more about some of the major events of the century.
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Notes From a History Day Judge
As a state-level History Day judge, I was both impressed and inspired by the student participants. Learn more about my experiences as a judge.
Interesting Olympic Facts
Ever wondered what the five rings on the Olympic flag symbolize? What do gymnasiums have to do with being naked? Find out the answers to these questions plus learn a lot more interesting Olympic facts.
1906 San Francisco Earthquake
At 5:12 a.m. on April 18, 1906, a large earthquake hit San Francisco. Even greater than the damage caused directly by the earthquake, the city was ravaged by fire for four days.
Alexander Fleming Discovers Penicillin
In 1928, bacteriologist Alexander Fleming made a chance discovery. From a contaminated experiment, he found a powerful antibiotic, penicillin.
At 1:23 a.m. on April 26th, reactor four at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded, releasing more than a hundred times the radiation of the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Thirty-one people died shortly after the explosion and thousands more will die from the long-term effects of radiation.
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